Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Primary Education

University of Brighton · School of Education

Entry requirements

This is a highly successful postgraduate route into teaching. We strongly encourage applications from candidates with the potential to become outstanding teachers in this intensive and mainly school-based programme.

You are greatly advantaged if you can demonstrate the following characteristics through your application.

Degree and experience

An honours degree.

GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)

At least English language, maths and a science. In-house equivalence tests are available for suitable candidates.

Professional Skills Tests

These tests are compulsory, and it will not be possible to enter training without having successfully completed them. You are able to book these tests in advance, and the Department for Education strongly advises you to take the tests soon after you have submitted an application. Find out more about the tests including how to register and prepare.

Further resources to help you prepare for the numeracy test can be found in the 'Course in detail' section below and if you choose to accept our offer of a PGCE place additional support with the skills tests will be made available.

Months of entry


Course content

This course covers the 5-11 age phase (KS1 and2).

You will engage in school-based training in either the 5-9 or 7-11 age range. Passing the programme leads to the recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which enables you to be employed as a qualified teacher in primary schools in England and Wales.

An intensive year; two thirds of the course is based in partnership schools and the remainder in lectures, seminars and independent study.

Students on this course can choose to progress to one our Education MAs after completing the PGCE.

Fees and funding

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
01273 644644